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The Lawfare Podcast: What's Going on in Syria

It's been a horrible week in northeastern Syria. The U.S. abandoned its Kurdish allies after the president had a conversation by phone with Turkish President Erdogan and pulled the plug on the stabilizing U.S. presence in the region. The Turkish government began a major incursion over the border, which has produced significant casualties and major questions about ISIS detainees in Kurdish custody. 


The National Security Law Podcast: Hello from Austin…Hall?

We recorded on Thursday before a live audience in Austin! Austin Hall, that is, on the campus of Harvard Law School! Special thanks to Matt Morris and the great students of the Harvard National Security & Law Association, and to all who attended!

We certainly didn’t lack for topics. Professors Vladeck and Chesney discussed and debated:

Intelligence Studies Essay

Revisiting Legacy Restrictions on the Intelligence Community’s Handling of SIGINT Data on Non-Americans

Since President Obama issued Presidential Policy Directive—Signals Intelligence Activities (PPD-28), the U.S. intelligence community has afforded extraordinary protections to incidentally collected data of foreign nationals. It is time to re-evaluate PPD-28 and consider repealing or amending the directive. 

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